Primary Function: To oversee and monitor the health of shelter animals and provide veterinary expertise in accordance with the organizational policies and procedures. Perform spay/neuter surgeries daily for the public and shelter. Assist the Executive Director in establishing and maintaining all health related protocols to maximize adoptions and minimize euthanasia. Set a professional and positive example for other staff members.
Must have a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university school and be licensed in the state of Tennessee
DEA and state license required to purchase controlled drugs
Previous animal shelter experience a plus
Must have previous low cost-high volume spay/neuter experience
Excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills required
Possess the ability to work with people in a variety of high stress situations
Some evening and weekends may be required
Computer skills a plus
Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform high volume spay neuter surgeries; other surgeries as needed
Keep abreast of developments in the field of veterinary medicine, particularly the most innovative concepts of shelter medicine
Performs evaluations to determine the health of individual animals and/or overall health of the animals at the shelter
Make recommendations on disease control, sanitation, clinic procedures etc.
Ensure positive public relations and customer service practices
Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the shelter’s policies and applicable state and federal laws